Certificate Programs

Certificate in Strategic Leadership

The Certificate in Strategic Leadership takes Executive Education to another level.

This is a special certification for high-potential managers, next-generation leaders and small company owners who need to elevate their leadership skills. It encompasses a suite of three of our Open Enrollment courses. The courses can be taken individually, or as a package for those seeking the full certification.

An effective leader makes things happen.

In the business world of today, the way organizations operate, communicate, collaborate and innovate is changing. Business leaders must not only adapt to these changes, but spur others in their organizations to do the same, fully tapping everyone’s potential.

Leaders have to be flexible, adaptive innovators. Our blended learning approach fosters that.


Course Descriptions

Being an Effective Leader

Find the way to professional success by utilizing the Six Domains of Leadership Model.


October 22-23, 2024

Leading Change

Introduces participants to the "how to" of leading change, focusing on three distinct steps of the change process: preparation, implementation and institutionalization.


November 19-20, 2024

Translating Strategy into Results

Understand what strategy is, how it is formulated based on analyses of the organization and its related environment, and how strategies are implemented.


September 24-25, 2024


Full Certificate Tuition
(includes all three courses)
$4,600 per participant*
Early Bird Tuition $4,300 (if registered by August 28, 2024 for Fall Cohort)
Group Rate
(six or more from same organization)
5% discount

Also, USC Alumni, nonprofit organizations and members of the military are eligible to receive a program fee reduction. Please contact us for pricing.

* Non-Certificate rates for each individual course is provided on the course description page. For comparison, taking all three courses separately would cost $5,250.

Register for Fall 2024 Cohort

For more information, contact:

Kitty Weiland
803.777.2231 or 800.393.2362

Every aspect of the program has surpassed my expectations. The facilitators were able to give me specific examples of how concepts would apply to my arena. It was evident that they had researched my organization prior to our session. Impressive.
Dr. Sean AlfordSuperintendent of Aiken County Public Schools
One of the biggest take-aways for me has been the importance of seeing the big picture from a company perspective and looking ahead to new terrain, rather than just focusing on day-to-day operations.
Cheryl MarthersCanal Insurance
The information has been very helpful for me, and I have also passed thoughts and ideas on to group leaders who work for me.
Lynne GarrettQS1
Useful, actionable information provided that made me think about strategic planning for the company in a way I had never previously considered.
Emma Baker
Outstanding program – every senior executive needs this.
Daniel McFadden II
The course helped me better understand and relate my company’s strategy to the operational and front-line workers, giving them an increased purpose in their daily activities.
Maxime MiragliaMichelin
I enjoyed the program and found the Leading Change class to be particularly helpful in managing more effectively by providing my staff with a better understanding of our strategy and the autonomy to oversee their own areas of the business.
Jerome SingletonCommissioner, South Carolina High School League